WinterFest 2024

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Festival of skills and wellbeing

Welcome to WinterFest

WinterFest is our festival of skills to welcome you to the start of the new year. Whether you’re studying from home or staying with us on campus,  you’ll be able to participate in our interactive sessions.  There are plenty of useful, informative and fun sessions to support you whatever your academic needs. Our festival is packed full of events to support you as you begin your university journey.

WinterFest: How does it work?

WinterFest is designed to help students at all levels get the most out of the coming university year.

Here you will find live sessions where you can meet students just like yourselves and start making friends, tutors and librarians who are ready to support your studies, as well as wellbeing experts and members of the Students Union. All of our live events are accessible online using Teams.

What students say

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  This was absolutely brilliant! I'm so glad even though it's online a lot of fun can still be had.  

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  These sessions have been really helpful when trying to settle into uni life and the new technology that was going to be used  

  Loved the interactive sections - they helped me to learn and gain confidence.  

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  It's been more than 8 years since I last sat in the classroom, so these sessions will definitely help me with my academic skills and easy writing which am nervous about at the moment. So thanks for such help.  

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  Loved all the interactive bits of the session and the relaxed feel of the people presenting - felt more engaged as a result.  

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  Really helped to learn to use the Portal and to be able to get advice as a mature student.  

Session links - Book Now!

We have so many great online sessions to help you start your student journey.
All are live and ready to book now. Book via the links below to get involved!

Monday 8 January

09:30 -10:00  Welcome to WinterFest

10:00 - 11:00  Settling into the University of Greenwich

11:00 - 12:00  An introduction to Employability and Careers Service

12:00 - 13:00  Fees and Funding

14:00 - 15:00  Understanding your Studiosity feedback

15:00 - 16:00  IT Support @ Greenwich 

17:00 - 18:00  Introduction to Next Level

Tuesday 9 January

09:30 -10:00  How to Reference AI

10:00 - 11:00 Healthy sex and relationships

11:00 - 12:00  Returning to Study 

12:00 - 13:00  Introduction to Wellbeing Services

14:00 - 15:00  Starting out with your studies

15:00 - 16:00  AI in your Academic Life

Wednesday 10 January

09:30 - 10:00  Meeting your Digital Champions - Navigating University Systems

10:00 - 11:00  What is a Reading List and how much should I read?

11:00 - 12:00  Writing a winning CV and covering letter

12:00 - 13:00  Academic Integrity - The Big Picture

14:00 - 15:00  What is Academic Writing? 

15:00 - 16:00  Making connections and developing your confidence – peer mentoring & development programmes

Thursday 11 January

09:30 - 10:00  Meet your Digital Champions: Getting the best out of library resources

10:00 - 11:00  Beginning your Research

11:00 - 12:00  International students welcome and Q&A session

12:00 - 13:00  What is 2% worth? Studiosity, your free essay checking service

14:00 - 15:00  Your Library at your fingertips

17:00 - 18:00  Technology for all

Friday 12 January

09:30 - 10:00  Meet your Digital Champions - Enhancing your digital skills and where to get help

10:00 - 11:00  Free streaming video and TV services

11:00 - 12:00  What is Critical Thinking?

12:00 - 13:00  An Introduction to Greenwich Students’ Union and how we are here for all students! (TBC)

14:00 - 15:00  Managing your References for your Dissertation 

14:00 - 15:00  Rock your LinkedIn Profile (and More about LinkedIn Learning)

The WinterFest Hosts

Meet the Academic and Digital Skills Team, your WinterFest host! Find out about how the team will support you at the start of year and throughout your university studies. The Academic and Digital Skills Team is made up of subject specialist Librarians, Academic Tutors and Digital Champions and we are all here just for you! Use the link above or click on the image to find out more about us.

If you have any questions feel free to email us:

WinterFest News

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